This is a masterpiece! The goat cheese favors are so complimentary with lemon hints from the capers and an onion zip from the chive. Use any plain store bought goat cheese and you can claim it as your own; it feels dressed up and out on the town!
4 oz goat cheese (let it sit out of the fridge for 10-ish minutes to soften)
4oz smoked salmon or lox
1/2 loaf fresh baguette or other artisan bread
1/4 cup olive oil
chopped chives for garnish
Heat oven to 350*F. Slice bread into 1″ pieces and set on a cookie sheet. Pour oil into a small bowl and use a pastry brush to lightly coat one side of bread with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes or until bread is lightly brown and crunchy.
In a bowl, add cheese, chives and capers. Mash together using a fork. Add pepper to taste.
On the olive oil side, smear toasted bread with goat cheese, top with smoked salmon and garnish with chives.
(Don’t love smoked salmon? Serve caper-chive goat cheese on toasted baguette. Garnish with chive.)
My two favorite ways to enjoy the caper & chive goat cheese thus far, is to crumble over eggs or smeared onto toast and topped with smoked fish. The best part is that it’s so versatile! Use on a sandwich, toss with pasta or eat right from the jar with crackers.